RL Promotions to operate Cresco, Oskaloosa again in 2008; Torch to be passed at Bloomfield, Memphis
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November 5, 2007

WEBSTER CITY, Iowa — Officials from RL Promotions, LLC, have announced that the motorsports promotions and management company will continue to promote weekly racing and special events at both the Cresco (Iowa) Speedway and Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa, Iowa, in 2008.

As part of today's announcement, however, officials also stated that RL Promotions has decided not to exercise their option to remain as promoter of the Bloomfield (Iowa) Speedway and the Scotland County Speedway in Memphis, Mo.

“We're happy and excited about returning to Cresco and Oskaloosa in 2008, but at the same time we're sad to say we won't be back at Bloomfield and Memphis,” said RL Promotions president Todd Staley. “It's been a pleasure to work with the fair boards, fans, sponsors and drivers at both tracks, but we simply do not have the time or resources to devote the energy that Bloomfield and Memphis deserve and need to have successful programs there. Hopefully by making this announcement early on, both fair boards can do what is necessary to implement a new management staff that will help both tracks excel in 2008.”

RL Promotions began promoting events at the Scotland County Speedway in 2004, and took over the reigns at the Bloomfield Speedway two years later. Between the two facilities, more than 100 racing events were staged, including several big events for sprint cars, dirt late models and the popular O'Reilly USMTS Modifieds.

“The USMTS shows at Bloomfield and Memphis were some of the most exciting races on the schedule,” added Staley, who also heads the O'Reilly USMTS as well as the United States Racing Association (USRA), which sanctions weekly racing at both racetracks. “We're hopeful that both tracks will host future O'Reilly USMTS shows and continue the USRA Casey's General Stores Weekly Racing Series tradition, but that is a decision that will ultimately be made by whomever is in charge at those tracks in 2008.”

As for the Cresco Speedway and Southern Iowa Speedway, weekly racing on Friday and Wednesday nights, respectively, will continue in 2008 with the USRA Casey's General Stores Weekly Racing Series, along with several special events dotting the 2008 calendar. USRA Modifieds, Stock Cars, B-Mods and Hobby Stocks will again be a part of the weekly racing action at both facilities.

The Cresco Speedway is a high-banked 4/10-mile clay oval located 0.2 miles north of SR 9 on SW 7th (at the Howard County Fairgrounds) in Cresco, Iowa. The Southern Iowa Speedway is a half-mile semi-banked clay oval located 0.5 mile west of US 63 on SR 92, then four blocks north on N. I St. (at the Southern Iowa Fairgrounds) in Oskaloosa, Iowa.

For more information, contact the RL Promotions offices at (515) 832-6000 or visit www.rlpromotions.com online.



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